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US-9,627,666 Battery pack filtering device and method
An exemplary battery pack filtering device includes, among other things, a frame that provides at least one passageway to communicate air through the frame to...
US-9,624,872 Method for reducing valve recession in gaseous fuel engines
An engine system, comprising a metal engine valve with a coating that includes a phosphate, an additive delivery apparatus coupled to one or more engine...
US-9,624,858 Systems and methods for engine control based on engine oil viscosity
A method, comprising: setting an engine intake airflow parameter based on an engine oil viscosity index. In this way, engine operating conditions that depend on...
US-9,624,850 Systems and methods for control of turbine-generator via exhaust valve timing and duration modulation in a...
Methods and systems are provided for reducing exhaust energy delivered to a turbine of a turbine-generator coupled to a split exhaust engine system in order to...
US-9,624,823 Internal combustion engine with deactivatable cylinder, and method for operating an internal combustion engine...
A method and system is provided for a turbocharged multi-cylinder internal combustion engine comprising a two-channel turbine and at least two groups of...
US-9,623,866 Methods and systems for selectively adapting engine air flow
Systems and methods for adjusting an engine air flow transfer function and engine actuators based on the engine air flow transfer function are presented. The...
US-9,621,811 Non-functioning headlight warning
A vehicle system includes a processing device programmed to identify a first zone and a second zone in an image of an area ahead of a vehicle. The processing...
US-9,618,407 Magnetic sensor packaging for transmissions
Designs to package a magneto-elastic torque sensor in an automotive transmission for volume production applications are provided. A transfer case assembly...
US-9,618,381 Systems and methods for fuel level indicator functional diagnostics
A method for a fuel system comprises receiving a first indication of inconsistency in a fuel level indicator output during a fuel consumption cycle, receiving a...
US-9,617,927 Method and system for supplying liquefied petroleum gas to a direct fuel injected engine
A method for supplying fuel to a direct injection fuel pump of an internal combustion engine is described. In one example, pressure and/or temperature of a fuel...
US-9,617,899 Methods and systems for a particulate matter sensor
Various systems and methods are described for a particulate matter sensor coupled to an exhaust system of an engine. One example method comprises, during a...
US-9,616,895 Controlled regenerative braking torque incrementing in hybrid vehicle downshift
A controller and control strategies minimize shift shock in a hybrid electric vehicle during a downshift during regenerative braking by maintaining the...
US-D783,489 Vehicle wheel cover
US-9,615,391 Systems and methods of gesture-based detection of driver mobile device
A vehicle may be configured to prompt for a gesture-based identifying action, the action to be performed via moving a device, thereby identifying the device for...
US-9,614,389 Method and system for controlling current flow through a power distribution circuit
A method for controlling a current flow through a power distribution circuit includes determining a current flow through a load electrically connected with the...
US-9,614,198 Battery cell shrink-wrap method and assembly
An example battery cell shrink-wrapping method includes covering a side of a battery cell with a section of a shrink-wrap material. The side interfaces with a...
US-9,613,549 Illuminating badge for a vehicle
A badge mounted on a vehicle is provided herein. The badge includes a housing having a viewable portion. A first and a second light source are disposed inside...
US-9,613,515 Method and apparatus for occupant customized wellness monitoring
A system includes a processor configured to wirelessly connect to a wearable device. The processor is also configured to determine a device-wearer identity....
US-9,613,473 Method and apparatus for energy usage display
A computer-implemented method includes displaying a plurality of power consuming and producing vehicle components. The method also includes determining what...
US-9,612,999 Method and system for supervising information communication based on occupant and vehicle environment
A vehicle computer system includes one or more processors configured to receive context data representative of a vehicle's environment from one or more modules....
US-9,612,797 Method and apparatus for a near field communication system to exchange occupant information
A system includes a plurality of antennas, positioned to be capable of receiving a wireless near field communication (NFC) device signal associated with a...
US-9,612,712 Screen cleaning system for a motor vehicle
A screen cleaning system for a motor vehicle includes a screen cleaning device and a dedicated receiver for holding the screen cleaning device. That receiver is...
US-9,612,596 Hands-off steering wheel governed by pedestrian detection
A vehicle may be steered without a driver's hands being on a vehicle steering control mechanism. A presence of an object within a predetermined distance of the...
US-9,612,165 Multi-directional in-duct combining air-temperature monitor
A combining air-temperature monitor includes a faceted central shaft, a plurality of air-foil rings positioned about the faceted central shaft and a mixing zone...
US-9,612,130 System and method of estimating available driving distance
A vehicle includes a powertrain having a battery-powered electric machine. The vehicle also includes a controller programmed to display, on a geographical map,...
US-9,611,920 Chain tensioner force mechanism for internal combustion engine
A tensioner force assembly is provided for applying tension to an engine timing chain that changes the direction of the force acting on a chain tensioning arm...
US-9,611,817 Fuel vapor canister purge using reversible vacuum pump
A method for a fuel system, comprising: during a first condition, purging fuel vapor from a fuel vapor canister to a fuel vapor accumulator; and then during a...
US-9,611,816 System and method for improving canister purging
Systems and methods are provided for controlling a purging operation of a fuel vapor canister in a boosted engine. One method comprises purging stored fuel...
US-9,611,815 Fuel system control
Methods are provided for reliving excess vacuum from a fuel tank. In response to elevated fuel tank vacuum levels, a canister purge valve is opened to dissipate...
US-9,611,814 Systems and methods for reducing airflow restriction through emissions control systems
A method for a fuel system is presented, comprising directing purge air through a first fuel vapor canister but not a second fuel vapor canister based on a load...
US-9,611,813 On-board method to smoke test a vehicle's evap system using exhaust gas
Systems and methods for smoke testing an evaporative emissions control system of a vehicle using exhaust gas are disclosed. In one example, a method for an...
US-9,611,801 Methods and systems for fixed and variable pressure fuel injection
Methods and systems are provided for operating a high pressure injection pump to provide each of high fixed fuel pressure at a first direct injection fuel rail...
US-9,611,799 Methods and systems for estimating an air-fuel ratio with a variable voltage oxygen sensor
Methods and systems are provided for estimating an exhaust air/fuel ratio based on outputs from an exhaust oxygen sensor. In one example, a method may include...
US-9,611,792 Method and system for improved dilution tolerance
Methods and systems are provided for improving combustion stability, in particular during transient operations such as tip-out to lower load conditions, when...
US-9,611,764 Method and system for variable cam timing device
Methods and systems are described for an engine with a cam torque actuated variable cam timing phaser. Phaser positioning control is improved by reducing...
US-9,611,526 Heat treatment to improve joinability of aluminum sheet
In at least one embodiment, an assembly is provided comprising a first member including a 6xxx series aluminum alloy heat treated to have a yield strength of at...
US-9,610,996 Electric bicycle
A bicycle includes a frame and a seat post removably engaged with the frame. A light source is supported by the seat post. A power source is supported by the...
US-9,610,975 Hitch angle detection for trailer backup assist system
A system for detecting a hitch angle between a vehicle and a trailer is provided herein. An imaging device is configured to capture images of the trailer and a...
US-9,610,967 Steering wheel assembly for a vehicle
A steering wheel assembly includes an armature, and a plurality of exterior shell sections. Each of the exterior shell sections include an inner layer, an...
US-9,610,945 Collision mitigation and avoidance
An intersection of a host vehicle and a target vehicle is identified. Data relating to the target vehicle are collected. A map of a surrounding environment is...
US-9,610,943 System and method for parallel parking a vehicle
A system for parallel parking a vehicle in a target parking space is provided herein. A sensing system is configured to detect objects located proximate the...
US-9,610,940 Vehicle disconnect clutch pre-stroke strategy
A vehicle may include a transmission having an electric machine, an engine, and a controller. The engine may be selectively coupled with the transmission via a...
US-9,610,935 Methods and systems for conditionally entering a driveline sailing mode
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, a driveline may selectively enter a sailing mode to provide quick...
US-9,610,904 Push pin with over-travel stop
A one piece push-in fastener for insertion through a hole includes a head, and an elongate shank extending from the head and terminating in a tip. The fastener...
US-9,610,897 Multi-function/position cover system for a vehicle cargo area
A vehicle having first and second seat rows supported by a floor and a lift gate for accessing a cargo area partially defined by the second seat row, the floor,...
US-9,610,892 Infrared bin lighting
A lighting apparatus for a vehicle storage compartment is disclosed. The lighting apparatus comprises a sensor configured to generate a detection signal and a...
US-9,610,887 Cargo tie-down assembly
A cargo tie-down assembly is provided. The cargo tie-down assembly includes a base, a tie-down loop carried by the base, and a clip carried on the base. The...
US-9,610,873 Fully collapsing armrest insert with tunable tensioning elements
A collapsible vehicular armrest substrate includes load-bearing strips extending across a gap defined within a support frame. A first tunable element secures...
US-9,610,872 Thigh support providing full height auxiliary firmness for an unoccupied and unfolded, fold flat, air suspended...
A vehicle seating assembly comprises a seat having a plurality of air chambers disposed between a seat support and an elastomeric foam layer. The air chambers...
US-9,610,853 Identification of acceptable vehicle charge stations
A vehicle may require an electric recharge. A request may be sent to obtain identification of charge locations along a route. Along with the request, data may...
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